Nancy Seamons Crookston

Artist Statement:

“Go confidently in the direction of your dreams. Live the life you have imagined,” by H. D. Thoreau is Nancy Seamons Crookston’s favorite quote, and one that she has lived by. Nancy grew up in the small town of Hyde Park, Utah, where she was nurtured by a close community of family and friends. Nancy’s talent with drawing developed at a young age and has always played a significant part in her life. After years of university classes and workshops, Nancy discovered the great Russian master colorist, Sergei Bongart .Her formal training with Bongart elevated her career. Nancy evolves as an artist because of her passion to learn and become better. Always studying color, the human form, shadow, and light, Nancy continually transforms the everyday life scenes to beautiful masterpieces.


Nancy is most known for her figurative oil paintings—beautiful beach scenes, contemplative female figures, mothers and children. Her paintings show her mastery of true color and the human body. Her charcoal and pen and ink sketches have been recognized by an international audience. She has taught workshops all over the United States. Nancy is living the life she imagined in Alameda, California. The bay area is the perfect palette for her art work, rich with diversity, culture, and beauty. You will find her most morning sketching with her husband at a local breakfast cafe. Nancy has been featured in magazines such as Southwest Art, U.S. Art, American Artist, and more. Her many awards include the Oil Painters of America National Show 2019 Members Choice Honorable Mention award for Master Signature Members, Oil Painters of America National Show 2019 Studio Division First Place, Virtuosos Show 2019 Award of Excellence Gold Medal Award of the Oil Painters of America Master Signature Division 2018 Salon Juried Show, Merit Award 2015 American Impressionist Society, Gold Medal Award at the 2000 National Oil Painters of America Show.

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